I love both the simplicity and the complexity of Group Acupuncture.  Using these 5 distinct points in the outer ear, the 10 needles touch on many aspects in each person.   They are safe yet powerful points that have been used effectively for a variety of purposes.  By staying simple, it is possible to provide this non-verbal treatment to many people at one time in a relaxed group setting.

In placing the 5 needles during treatment, I am reminded of what each point seeks to do:  1-calm the body, 2-comfort the mind, 3-connect with  your innate talents , 4-offer grace in planning & actions, and 5-allow the release of what is truly not needed.  These points have much to offer everyone.  I invite you to experience this for yourself on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 1pm.

Patients report at the end of these sessions they feel more relaxed, clearer and calmer.   Some regular patients have reported that these sessions are the reason they don’t seem to have as many headaches and colds.  According to acupuncture theory it is certainly possible and every one’s experience is different.

Originally devised in the ’70s as an adjunct to a chemical dependency program, this successful technique became the foundation for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).  Research has found “strong evidence for the effect of the NADA protocol in improving patient outcomes in terms of  Detox program retention, reductions in cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance , PTSD and need for pharmaceutical.

When I was an Acupuncture student, I discovered the gifts of this protocol and decided do the training to become certified as an Acudetox Specialist.   While not a substitute for regular individual Acupuncture treatments, I find Group Acupuncture a simple method to augment and maintain balance between treatments. These points have much to offer everyone.  I invite you to experience this for yourself on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 1pm.

Brenda holds a Master of Acupuncture degree from theTai Sophia Institute. As a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, she uses the NADA protocols for addiction recovery and stress reduction. Brenda has continued her acupuncture studies in the areas of Fertility Issues and Pain Management as well as completing the Diploma of Comprehensive Nutrition (Dip.C.N.) from the Huntington College of Health Sciences. Brenda is Currently Excepting New Patients.